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I Love Cymbopogon citratus aka Lemon Grass

Name:  Cymbopogon citratus aka Lemon Grass Type of Plant:   A tropical plant native to Southeast Asia. A culinary herb that’s easy to grow as an annual in colder climates. Why I Love this Plant: This herb is pretty grass, in a garden or in a pot. If you are interested...

Is This A Foxglove?

It is mid-May in my garden, and a time when biennials, weeds, and perennials are growing fast. It's also a time when I see posts on social media asking, "Is this a foxglove plant?" I love the biennial foxgloves, and right now they can be seen around my vegetable...

I Love Prunus maritima aka Beach Plum

Name:   Prunus maritima aka beach plum Type of Plant:   A native North American shrub that flowers in the spring. Hardy to zones 4-9 Why I Love this Plant:  Beach plums grow well in sandy, acidic soils and they thrive in the northeastern climate. They are a suckering...
I Love Geum triflorum aka Prairie Smoke

I Love Geum triflorum aka Prairie Smoke

Name:   Geum triflorum aka Prairie Smoke Type of Plant:   A native North American perennial that has interesting spring flowers that turn into fine seedheads. This plant is hardy in zones 3 to 7, and likes sunny areas....

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I Hate Spiderwort

I Hate Spiderwort

As you can see from previous posts, most of the time I'm loving a plant. Not so much when it comes to spiderwort... Name:   Perennial Tradescantia...

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